Museums in Jerusalem

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Museums in Jerusalem

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  • Linda D
    3 contributions
    There is no need for a tour and there is no need for the audio guide. The place is very well laid out and everything is explained in Hebrew and English - and to be honest, a picture does speak a thousand words... It is a gut wrenching experience and make give yourself time to reflect as you go. I found the recollections of the survivors which are on screens in many rooms the most powerful piece of the experience. I have been to the holocaust museums in Berlin and Washington - but this is different as it feels (and is) personal. Do it end of day (give yourself half a day) and do not plan on doing anything when you finish but reflect on humanities inhumanity to mankind
    Written 27 January 2023
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  • jonathan f
    Singapore, Singapore35 contributions
    Hiked from the Windmill all the way up in morning. Amazing things to discover and learn. You can spend the whole day there! There in 2018. Travel date below shows only 2022 and 2023 for me to click.
    Written 5 February 2023
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  • MarcusHurley
    Bristol, UK8,929 contributions
    Last stop on our Israeli road trip was Jerusalem. We didn't walk a full circuit of the walls although we did a section of it. We also visited the Tower of David Museum and Citadel, located in the Phasael Tower, one of the original towers built by Herod the Great to defend Jerusalem.
    The tower was incorporated into the citadel that held out against the Crusaders for 5 weeks before the capture of Jerusalem in 1099. It was then attacked, destroyed and rebuilt several times during the Crusades and the final structure now is largely a result of Mamluk and Ottoman rebuilding.
    It was great to wander around and look at the various layers and time periods incorporated in the buildings and ongoing excavations. The best part was the models of the city at various periods so you cold see both the size and layout but also the major buildings.
    Written 15 December 2022
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  • molcfern
    Quezon City, Philippines19 contributions
    Good collection, well thought out and arranged chronologically. It's a nice complement to the Israel Museum nearby.
    Written 5 July 2022
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  • jbwhitehouse
    Dallas, TX1,780 contributions
    Our group arrived to the sifting facility amidst cold temperatures, wind, and rain. Though we had been to the old site a number of years ago, we were not sure what to expect at this new site. In short, we enjoyed a wonderful, unique experience in this beautiful Jerusalem panoramic setting. We started out with a movie about the dig and toured artifacts in the warmth of a floor beneath the sifting area. Then we went up to the sifting location where we received a tutorial of how to sift and what to look for in the process. After our actual sifting work, one of the lead staff gave a historical review of the importance of our work, what has been found by others, and what treasures we found. This is not a prepared set-up so that you will find artifacts. It is the real thing—the participant is actually sifting dirt that does offer important archeological finds from thousands of years ago. It is exciting for all ages. And happily, it is under cover with protection from the rain. There was some discussion that the program may only continue through part of 2023. Check before going to sign-up and hopefully you will be able to participate as we did.
    Written 30 January 2023
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  • Diane B
    10 contributions
    I have gone to FOZ a couple of times and would not hesitate going back many more times. It is innovative and done extremely effectively.
    Written 10 January 2023
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  • jbwhitehouse
    Dallas, TX1,780 contributions
    We took the Menachem Begin Heritage Center English tour with guide Matanya. It was very good and a worthwhile way to learn about the history, personality, and political climate of the 6th Prime Minister—Menachem Begin. There are stages of his life reviewed via audio-video clips, some commentary by the guide, and artifacts as one moves from room to room as a group. Each person is given headsets to listen to English translations of the audio-video clips during the 1 ½ hour tour. This is good, but the actual Hebrew is too loud and should be more “in the background.”
    Written 30 January 2023
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  • Krista P
    Stratford, Canada841 contributions
    Fun experience to have in Jerusalem with a group. We dressed up as biblical characters and then walked through part of the old city to a special spot for a photoshoot.
    Written 14 January 2023
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  • Ko G
    8 contributions
    Ammunition Hill was a strategic Jordian stronghold guarding the northern approach to the Old City. In the morning hours of 6 June 1967, Israeli paratroopers fought a series of fierce close-combat battles with the equally brave and determined Jordian defenders as they worked their way along the trench positions, clearing bunker after bunker, and finally overran this base after a four-hour see-saw battle. Much of the defensive system is well preserved. On the grounds are four vehicles including a Sherman tank and a half-track. The Museum presents the stages of the Battle for Jerusalem in a surreal manner. An excellent site to visit.
    Written 24 February 2020
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  • Ira G
    Rehovot292 contributions
    The clock collection is amazing. A permanent exhibition. Paisley temporary exhibition was quite interesting. Relatively easy street parking in residential neighborhood. Reservations not needed.
    Written 13 December 2022
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  • Ira G
    Rehovot292 contributions
    Hands-on Instrument playing and Virtual reality of Temple were highlights. Organized tour extremely useful. I reserved and paid for an English-language tour. Upon arrival, we were told that we were the only (two) people for the tour, so they wouldn't honor the guided tour. Instead, we got the laptops to use with the wall links. After a bit, the supposed-to-be tour guide came to us and gave us a guided tour of two-three room, including allowing us to play some to of the instruments. Definitely worthwhile to have a guide. Great location. Good history education of musical instruments. Need to make a reservation for an organized tour.
    Written 13 December 2022
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  • Orith C
    Nahariya, Israel106 contributions
    The entire Israeli Museum in Jerusalem is a day to remember. We went in and out of rooms and exhibitions and would have stayed longer if my legs would allow me to walk through it all. So much to see!
    Written 13 January 2023
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  • maddiera
    Charlotte, NC74 contributions
    Such a unique experience. Art, working synagogue, amazing history of saved artifacts. Definitely worth a visit! Perfect for a Friday morning when so many small museums are closed.
    Written 29 October 2022
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  • KosherAndGlutenFree
    New Jersey265 contributions
    This museum consists of a series of rooms that use films and other props to describe why Herzl got involved in Zionism, along with aspects of his personal life.

    You need reservations for a tour in the language of your choice; you cannot just show up.

    The tour lasted about an hour, after which we walked through the national cemetery on Mount Herzl, right next door.

    Its very easy to get to; take the Jerusalem light rail to the last stop.
    Yad Vashem is right next door.

    For those interested in Herzl the man, its an interesting hour spent.
    Otherwise, this is not a "must see".
    Written 6 January 2023
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  • David K
    San Francisco, CA109 contributions
    An old museum that is structurally beautiful. Old fashioned display cabinets with interesting relics and information on excavations completed in the early 1900's. Not crowded and an easy loop around the museum to see all the displays. Good use of an hour of time.
    Written 18 June 2022
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